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  • Ruger Silent-SR – Awesome is an Understatement

    09/22/2017 11:00:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2017 | J McAdams
    Do you like quiet rifles?, Have you shot a suppressed? Well, RugerÂ’s new Takedown Suppressed 10/22 Rifle will win your heart and money. Check out the new Takedown Suppressed 10/22 Rifle thatÂ’s speculated to take the market by storm. When you have a Ruger Takedown 10/22 Rifle or Pistol Model and you want quieter shooting what do you do? Well you turn to the new Ruger Suppressed 10/22 barrel assembly. This unit utilizes the Ruger Silent-SR technology to reduce standard velocity .22 long rifle ammunition report down to 113.2 dB. Cleaning the Silent-SR Suppressor of the Suppressed 10/22 barrel assembly...
  • The Extreme Angle Shot - Long Range shooting

    09/22/2017 8:33:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2017 | J Johnson
    If you're shooting at a steep uphill or downhill target at long distance and you don’t compensate for the difference in gravity, you’ll miss. Rifle expert Jeff Johnston shows how to make that shot! Some hunters know that when facing a long downhill shot angle they are getting slightly lower than normal. That’s because gravity pull is greatest on objects that is parallel to earth. And so what this means is that a bullet fired at an angle won’t drop as much as one fired over level ground. But surprisingly this also means that a bullet will strike fire when...
  • 10 who Never Learned Gun Safety (graphic)

    09/22/2017 5:45:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2017 | E Nestor
    <p>Gun safety is no laughing matter. These shooters forgot that (or never learned in the first place) and paid a heavy price.</p> <p>Doing Frankenstein things with that .44 Magnum loaded with hollow points?</p> <p>Once again, Iron feet do not stop bullets.</p>
  • Transportation Funding: Why It’s Still Toll Roads Versus Public Transit

    09/21/2017 11:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | September 20, 2017 | Andrea Fox
    Is fighting sprawl still a goal for those who decide the fate of transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels?Transportation planning is deeply connected to economic development, but there in any agreement about transportation funding among government leaders often ends.Parag Khanna, a senior public policy analyst in Singapore and author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” summarized the political divide over transportation planning like this: “America is increasingly divided not between red states and blue states, but between connected hubs and disconnected backwaters.”But division that stymies transportation planning goes further. Government leaders have always been divided...
  • Breaking: US Army 7.62 Rifle Program Cancelled

    09/21/2017 7:18:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2017 | F Nathaniel
    The US Army’s program to establish a new standard-issue 7.62mm caliber rifle is out of the picture, so it seems. The multiple sources were anonymous that was relayed to TFB (the Firearm Blog) that the Interim Combat Service Rifle program has been cancelled as part of a massive review of US Army small arms programs. The program was officially announced on August 4th, and lasted just over a month before its cancellation. Few specifics about the cancellation revealed, the lack of a pressing threat necessitating the change, poorly written requirements, little or no support from the ranks, and no backing...
  • Looking to make your Glock Fully automatic? Illegally via Amazon

    09/21/2017 5:24:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2017 | R Patrick
    Looking To Make Your Glock Fully Auto? Amazon Has An ILLEGAL Full Auto Conversion kit. On Amazon there's a seller selling something that looks to be an illegal full auto conversion sear. I guess if you want to make your Glock full auto and didn’t know any better, it might be kind of hard to resist adding the $68 part to your cart and clicking that check out button. If this part fits a Glock slide like I suspect it does, it is HIGHLY illegal. If its something too good to be true go to the ATF site to look...
  • What would you do if a Clown Pulled his Knife on you?

    09/20/2017 7:07:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 71 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2017 | D Riffe
    Is this stalking killer clown for real, or is this a hoax? Or just another copy cat using the new Stephen King remake of “It” movie to craft a publicity stunt. Facebooker Draven Riffe swears this knife-wielding clown was quite real. Afterwards, Draven was so shaken by the encounter that he waited in his treestand for two hours for law enforcement to escort him out safely. Imagine this scene. You are up in your treestand with your bow ready for your big buck to come by. Instead of a buck, it is a madman dressed like a clown, armed with...
  • 7 Amateur Gunsmith Fails that are just Horrible

    09/20/2017 5:09:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2017 | E Nestor
    Amateur gunsmiths can be an addiction for some, but man some have gone overboard. These amateur gunsmithing fails will certainly break your heart. Need to port your beautiful revolver? Grab a hacksaw, a Dremel and let the metal fly…Need a scope mount for your Ruger Mini-14 rifle? Well, this guy can hook you up…This Mosin Nagant rifle gives a new meaning to bolt action…These used to be Mosin Nagant rifles. This gunsmith was thinking more for concealed carry. See the rest of the 7 amateur gunsmith fails here.
  • A Manly way to Cook Bacon – the Machine Gun Method

    09/19/2017 8:12:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2017 | J Hines
    There's a new manly manly way that we discovered on cooking bacon. Yes, yes I know you’ve probably seen videos of the bacon wrapped around a barrel of an AR-15. Those videos are only showing the bacon getting burned from the heat of the barrel. Take a look at this method. All you need are: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be thrown out, and 200 rounds of ammunition. 1. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it...
  • 8 Serious memes about 9mm vs .45 ACP

    09/19/2017 4:39:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2017 | J Hines
    The war between die-hard fans of both the 9mm and .45 ACP cartridges rages on. Good news is, all the squabbling has given us the best gun-related memes ever. A test of manliness is in orderThis serious cat is after your soul with its .45 ACP, obviously.More knockdown power. True story.Duuude… you just resolved an age-old battle. Read the rest of the 9mm vs .45acp memes here.
  • See how an Expert Marksman takes down a Herd of Boars

    09/18/2017 8:03:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2017 | R Bonner
    This shooting display by an expert marksman who takes out a herd of wild boar one by one while on the run will blow your mind. Franz-Albrecht Oettingen of Spielberg, Germany, puts on an impressive display of marksmanship in a series of filmed hunts. Here is what Franz is sporting, a Merkel Helix Custom 7×64 with an Aimpoint hunter sight and RWS Mantel 11.2g rounds. With great equipment, he takes each and every boar moving in a line, one by one as they come into view. While shooting, the speed in which he recovers with the bolt action is lightning...
  • Big Guns for Big Bears

    09/18/2017 4:44:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2017 | L Case
    In the Land of the Midnight Sun, those who traverse the Last Frontier must choose to carry or not carry, and they must choose wisely. As I coast into what may be my sunset years, I have come to realize there are two kinds of people in this world. Some of us believe there are things out there that will hurt or kill you, and there are some who do not. A few of the things pretty high on my list include a summer lightning storm, a poisonous snake, a crazed terrorist and an 800-pound bear. People on the other...
  • Grease was the Word – the M3 Grease Gun

    09/15/2017 7:58:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2017 | R Reed
    The M3 ‘grease gun’ was a rude, crude, effective submachine gun that saw service from the Korean War through the late 1990s. The M3 “grease gun” was one of the simplest, ugliest, and cheapest personal weapons ever fielded by the U.S. military. But, as one U.S. Marine combat veteran recalled, what this crude submachine gun lacked in looks, it more than made up for that with brutal effectiveness. “The first time I went to use my rifle, it went 'click', so I busted it over a rock and picked up a dead Marine’s grease gun,” said USMC Korean War veteran...
  • 10 Off the Wall aftermarket Modified Glocks

    09/15/2017 4:59:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2017 | E Nestor
    Aftermarket options for Glock pistols are endless. Use of such accessories is not generally encouraged or considered wise by retailers of these items, but its all about personalizing. Check out our top 10 most off the wall modified Glocks. Heads up: these may induce fits of hysterical laughter. How do you make sure your Glock pistol is as happy as you are? Paint smiley faces on it. That says you mean business, for certain.A forward grip attached to your Glock pistol is a huge ATF no-no! Throw a stock on there to rack up as many absurd federal charges as...
  • Watch out for that Shrapnel!

    09/14/2017 8:29:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2017 | A Ball
    When shooting at Tannerite, great care must be taken. Or else bad things happen. Witness how a refrigerator door almost claimed the life of this Tannerite shooter. This shooter almost gets hit by a refrigerator door that quickly turned into a piece of flying shrapnel. The only thing that he did right was to take cover behind a tree. Shooting binary explosive mixtures such as Tannerite can be addictive. Bigger is always better right? Well that thought might just get you injured or even killed. In this video shared by Avery Ball we see a shooter taking aim at an...
  • Vintage Shotgun Pics and Old Ads

    09/14/2017 4:55:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2017 | D Smith
    Sit back and rest your eyes on these outstanding vintage shotgun advertisements. They’ll make you want to round up the dogs and hit the fields. Here’s something fun and interesting to engage your daydreaming muscles for a few minutes, a nostalgia if you will. Check out these cool vintage shotgun photos interspersed with some old shotgun magazine advertisements from when you were a kid—or maybe even before that. I just love looking at well-composed photos of old firearms and old gun ads like the kind found in vintage sporting magazines. Who doesn’t? A lot of us, no matter our age,...
  • Back in the Trenches – Ithaca M37 Trench Gun

    09/13/2017 10:22:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2017 | Frank Jardim
    The Army’s best combat pump shotgun is back: Inland’s reissue of Ithaca’s M37 Trench Gun.Two top-shelf Ohio-based firearms manufacturers have partnered to bring collectors and shooters a fine reissue – I hesitate to call it a replica – of the vintage U.S. Army Ithaca M37 Trench Gun. This retro military model is made by the Upper Sandusky-based Ithaca Gun Company for their Dayton neighbor, Inland Manufacturing. The latter is best known for their excellent reproductions of World War II M1 carbines. It was during World War I that you might say the Army got serious about shotguns. It was, after...
  • 10 Amateur Gunsmith Fails

    09/13/2017 5:05:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2017 | E Nestor
    Amateur gunsmiths do well with some customizations, but here are some that has turn a fine weapon into junk in seconds. These garage gunsmiths are just as lost as their predecessors were. Oh, Bubba, no! What did you do to your Mosin Nagant? With all that money, you could have bought a proper tactical rifle. The Saiga 12 Frankengun complete with the infamous frankenmag. I guess it gets the job done… A shotgun revolver made by Chinese gangsters. Don’t see that one everyday…This homemade shotgun cobbled together with welded up gun parts from elsewhere looks like a disaster waiting to...
  • OR Troopers Seize 8×6 ELK Shot on Timberland Closed due to Fire Danger

    09/12/2017 10:37:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Northwest Sportsman ^ | 9/12/2017 | A Walgamott
    THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION On September 8, 2017, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers seized an 8X6 bull elk [shot] on private timber property. The suspect, Cody Miller, age 27 of Idleyld Park shot the bull with a bow on September 4, 2017 on Roseburg Forest Product property which was closed to the public due to fire dangers. Cody Miller was assisted by Dylan Miller, age 27 of Idleyld Park, Brian Philpott, age 25 of Glide and two juvenile males. Read the rest of elk shot inTimberland here.
  • 12 Memes that Sig Sauer Haters would Love

    09/12/2017 7:21:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/12/2017 | E Nestor
    Current events have put the Sig Sauer P320 in the crosshairs. While the drop safety may fail, these memes certainly don’t disappoint those who are saying “I told you so” to their Sig-loving buddies. Anyways, here are the twelve Sig memes: On second thought, better not drop that gun… See potholes in roads can be quite dangerous… if you are carrying a P320…Stand back, there is a Sig in the room…The meeting of the minds… See the rest of the 12 Sig Sauer Memes here.